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Our top 10 most popular itineraries

12 day Ultimate South Island

12 days starting in Queenstown, finishing in Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

9 day Essential South Island

9 days starting in Christchurch, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

21 day Classic New Zealand

21 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Luxury 23 day Grand Explorer

23 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Luxury Lodges & hotels

The Essence of New Zealand

14 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Christchurch
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

The Ultimate Middle Earth Tour

17 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Queenstown
Accommodation style: Apartments

The Classic 9 day Southern Alps Circuit

9 days starting in Queenstown, finishing in Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

The Essential Middle Earth Tour of the North Island

10 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Wellington
Accommodation style: Motels

17 day Essential Golf New Zealand

17 days starting in Auckland, finishing in Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

Wellington to Queenstown classic driving route

8 days starting in Wellington, finishing in Queenstown
Accommodation style: Boutique lodges & hotels

 

Egmont National Park

Egmont National Park covers 33,534 hectares of Taranaki countryside on the west coast of the North Island and the best place to base yourself is the town of New Plymouth.  As you approach the park the dominant feature is the volcano Mt Taranaki (or Mt Egmont as it is also known), standing 2518 meters high. This amazing symmetrical mountain stands alone in the rural landscape creating an impressive panorama visible from great distances.

High rainfall and a warm coastal climate has contributed to the lush rainforest that covers the lower volcano slopes, further up you reach the ‘goblin forest’ with its gnarled and twisted branches with their coats of trailing moss.  There are many beautiful walks through the forest to waterfalls and viewpoints offering a less strenuous way of enjoying the park. If you are up to it though and the weather allows, you can take the challenging climb to the mountain summit.  The summit walk is recommended for experienced hikers only, or for the less experienced a guided trip will ensure you have a safe and memorable alpine experience. The department of conservation website has lots of detailed information on activities, guides and features of Egmont National Park.